my first shopping trip to daiso
Dear friends, I've recently had my first Daiso experience.
If you aren't familiar with Daiso, it's kind of like a Japanese dollar store. Nearly everything is $1.50, and it's so very Japanese. Lots of kawaii, pretty papers, sweet dishes, and of course, Japanese snacks. They only have stores on the West Coast, so when I was visiting Seattle, I made a point to visit one of these little treasures.
I had seen and heard about people finding fun craft supplies, so that was one of the first places in the store that I stopped. They didn't have all of the wonderful things that I've seen on Instagram, but like shopping at Dollar Tree or the Dollar Spot at Target, you just never know what you'll encounter.
Of course, I still found some fun items! Buttons, thimbles, a measuring tape, and drawstring accessories! I also picked up some little craft kits for my sister.
The paper goods were sooooo much fun. Lots of stationery to choose from, but I tried to resist. I have a habit of buying stationery items and never using them. These delightful little bags, grid paper word cards, and paper tape (not washi tape exactly) all made it into my basket.
Super adorable twist ties? Check. Plastic grass for bento boxes? Check.
Okay, so I've never made bento in my life, but at $1.50, I somehow felt that my life needed that plastic grass. I have a day or so to figure out how to use them for Easter.
And then there was this little towel. How I wish there had been more of these! The rest of the towels and furoshiki cloths weren't as nice or as pretty. But this one...this one is going to become something crafty.
And now I shall start hoping and hoping that Daiso decides to open up a store in the Chicago area!
By Mollie Johanson at Saturday, April 04, 2015